ICD-9 Code 730.08

Acute osteomyelitis, other specified sites

Not Valid for Submission

730.08 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of acute osteomyelitis, other specified sites. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 730.08
Short Description:Ac osteomyelitis NEC
Long Description:Acute osteomyelitis, other specified sites

Convert 730.08 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • M86.18 - Other acute osteomyelitis, other site
  • M86.28 - Subacute osteomyelitis, other site

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (710–739)
    • Osteopathies, chondropathies, and acquired musculoskeletal deformities (730-739)
      • 730 Osteomyelitis, periostitis, and other infections involving bone

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms

  • Abscess of bone of skull
  • Abscess of facial bone
  • Abscess of frontal bone
  • Abscess of nasal-orbit complex
  • Abscess of temporal bone
  • Abscess of zygomatic bone
  • Acute osteomyelitis of cranium
  • Acute osteomyelitis of facial bone
  • Acute osteomyelitis of frontal bone
  • Acute osteomyelitis of mandible
  • Acute osteomyelitis of maxilla
  • Acute osteomyelitis of nasal-orbit complex
  • Acute osteomyelitis of sphenoid bone
  • Acute osteomyelitis of temporal bone
  • Acute osteomyelitis of vertebra
  • Acute osteomyelitis of zygomatic bone
  • Acute osteomyelitis-cervical spine
  • Acute osteomyelitis-coccyx
  • Acute osteomyelitis-lumbar spine
  • Acute osteomyelitis-sacrum
  • Acute osteomyelitis-thoracic spine
  • Subacute osteomyelitis of cervical spine
  • Subacute osteomyelitis of coccyx
  • Subacute osteomyelitis of lumbar spine
  • Subacute osteomyelitis of sacrum
  • Subacute osteomyelitis of thoracic spine
  • Subperiosteal abscess of orbit
  • Vertebral abscess

Index to Diseases and Injuries

References found for the code 730.08 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Bone Infections

Like other parts of the body, bones can get infected. The infections are usually bacterial, but can also be fungal. They may spread to the bone from nearby skin or muscles, or from another part of the body through the bloodstream. People who are at risk for bone infections include those with diabetes, poor circulation, or recent injury to the bone. You may also be at risk if you are having hemodialysis.

Symptoms of bone infections include

  • Pain in the infected area
  • Chills and fever
  • Swelling, warmth, and redness

A blood test or imaging test such as an x-ray can tell if you have a bone infection. Treatment includes antibiotics and often surgery.

  • Bone lesion biopsy
  • Bone pain or tenderness
  • Disseminated tuberculosis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteomyelitis - discharge

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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Index of Diseases and Injuries Definitions

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